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A cartoon book cover!

I design a lot of book covers but I'm rarely asked to use my cartooning skills for the cover image. The most recent requests came from author Richard Herr for his books, Invasion From Fred (a YA novel) and Dog & Pony, Vol. 1: Aloha (a quirky, humorous novel in which all sort of crazy mishaps befall a company that organizes business and product presentations for their clients). The idea for the cover of Invasion From…


Added by Gary Val Tenuta on February 11, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Turn the volume up, the lights down and get your creepy on!

Drop everything (unless it's breakable) and settle back for a good cup o' creepy. Episodes 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the full-production, illustrated audio/visual readings from the supernatural/occult crime thriller, Ash: Return Of The Beast, are up and running. This modern-day serial killer chiller is set mainly in…


Added by Gary Val Tenuta on July 23, 2012 at 3:03am — No Comments

The Writing of ASH: RETURN OF THE BEAST - Or How I Learned Not To Be Afraid Of The Dark

One of the interesting things about writing a novel is that the process often requires the writer to reach down inside in order to access the storehouse of thoughts, feelings and life experiences that he’s accumulated over the…

Added by Gary Val Tenuta on December 14, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Your Book Cover: What Kind of a First Impression Does It Make?

I was just reading a blog where a lady said she was ashamed to admit

she tends to ignore books with amateurish covers even though she

suspects some of the stories inside those covers might be pretty good.

As a book cover designer ( I can tell you no one should feel guilty about judging a book by its cover.


Because humans are, by nature, extremely… Continue

Added by Gary Val Tenuta on September 5, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Professional Quality Book Cover Design - Take advantage of these LOW PRICES While They Last!

Like many of us across the nation the economy has hit my regular job pretty hard. So I've decided to take my 30 years of professional graphics experience and ramp up the promotion of my freelance book cover design service to help keep the lights on and my cat fed! As you can see here, he's patiently waiting for dinner. :-)

I know… Continue

Added by Gary Val Tenuta on July 1, 2010 at 7:27pm — 4 Comments

The Ezekiel Code now 5 months in "Top 100"

Wow! Back in October of 2009 I blogged about the Kindle edition of my novel, The Ezekiel Code, hitting amazon's "Top 100" best seller list. I didn't know how long it would last. I was just thrilled it had made it that far -- even if it only lasted for a day! Now, here it is February, 2010 and… Continue

Added by Gary Val Tenuta on February 10, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

My novel, The Ezekiel Code, becomes "Best Seller" in 3 categories!

I was both surprised (shocked is more like it!) and thrilled last night to discover my novel, The Ezekiel Code (, is listed among the "Best Sellers" in 3 categories!

Kindle/Occult, #17

Kindle/Religious Fiction, #49

Paperback/Occult, #76

Book sales fluctuating as they do you never know how long it will last. Guess I'll treat myself to a steak dinner and a bottle of wine… Continue

Added by Gary Val Tenuta on October 4, 2009 at 5:02am — No Comments

CryptoNumerology & The Apotheosis: Gary Val Tenuta Adds Another Layer To Dan Brown's Latest Mystery/Thriller

CryptoNumerology & The Apotheosis: Adding Another Layer To Dan Brown's Latest Mystery

By Gary Val Tenuta, author of The Ezekiel Code

Two books have been released this year, each focusing on the esoteric underpinnings of the foundation of the Unites States of America and the symbolism related to these underpinnings that are scattered all over Washington… Continue

Added by Gary Val Tenuta on September 24, 2009 at 2:04am — No Comments

FREE SHORT STORY, Vampires, Bloodlust and Rock-n-Roll in 1969! "Groovy!"


A short story of vampires, bloodlust and rock-n-roll

By Gary Val Tenuta

(Author of the highly acclaimed novel, The Ezekiel Code)

1969: just two years after the fabled "Summer of Love" when Flower Children danced in the streets to the sounds of The Grateful Dead and the sweet smell of "Mary Jane" wafted freely in the summer… Continue

Added by Gary Val Tenuta on September 3, 2009 at 3:35am — No Comments

Obama's First Term In Office: What does it have to do with an ancient prophecy?

"This victory alone is not the change we seek - it is only the chance for us to make that change."

–– From Barack Obama's acceptance speech.

Obama's campaign ran on the platform of change. His first term ends in 2012, the prophetic end of the ancient Mayan calendar. Talk about change! December 21, 2012 marks the end of an "Age" or "Sun" as they referred to it in their culture. It also marks the beginning of a new Age… Continue

Added by Gary Val Tenuta on January 24, 2009 at 5:53am — No Comments

The Story Behind The Story of THE EZEKIEL CODE

Ever read a novel and wonder how the heck the author came up with the idea in the first place? Sometimes the story behind the story is as insightful and interesting as the story itself. This is the story of how my novel, The Ezekiel Code, came to be one of the most unique of it's kind.


The story behind THE EZEKIEL… Continue

Added by Gary Val Tenuta on January 1, 2009 at 11:56pm — No Comments

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